Hillary Clinton Stands by Her Comparison of Russia’s Putin to Hitler - the Root
t a Wednesday question-and-answer at UCLA, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mostly stood by her earlier comparison of Russia’s Vladimir Putin to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, the Washington Post reports.
“I just want people to have a little historic perspective,” Clinton said during the session, adding that she was merely pointing out similarity in tactics. “I’m not making a comparison certainly, but I am recommending that we perhaps can learn from this tactic that has been used before.”
She also called Putin a “tough guy with a thin skin,” but warned that his goal was “to re-Sovietize Russia’s periphery.”
On Tuesday the former first lady compared Putin to Hitler during a fundraising luncheon in California for the local Boys and Girls Clubs, the Associated Press reports.